Royals option Gore to Northwest Arkansas

Royals option Gore to Northwest Arkansas

KANSAS CITY -- After the Royals' 13-2 loss to the Nationals on Wednesday, outfielder Terrance Gore was optioned to Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

The Royals indicated they will make a corresponding roster move before Friday's game in Cleveland.

Kansas City may want to add another reliever to the staff, especially after a short outing by starter Kris Medlen on Wednesday.

Veteran left-hander Brian Duensing, who had a strong Spring Training, could be an option. He has a May 15 opt-out date at Triple-A Omaha -- and a 1.84 ERA through eight games.

Gore appeared in four games and stole two bases for the Royals.

Jeffrey Flanagan has covered the Royals since 1991, and for MLB.com since 2015. Follow him on Twitter @FlannyMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.